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Thursday, 10 November 2016
Page: 2527

Senator LAMBIE (Tasmania) (16:11): I move:

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 20 March 2017:

The operation of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) resistance to interrogation (RTI) training, with particular reference to:

(a) what training methods are used;

(b) whether these training methods are in accordance with Australia's international obligations and Australian domestic laws;

(c) the effectiveness of existing ADF supervisory control measures;

(d) the ongoing mental health and wellbeing of personnel who have participated in RTI training; and

(e) the matters raised in questions to Lieutenant General Campbell during the 2015-16 additional estimates.

(2) That the Senate:

(a) notes that Lieutenant General Campbell acknowledged, during estimates questioning, that video and other electronic records were made by the ADF of RTI training; and

(b) calls on the Minister for Defence (Senator Payne) to provide the committee, under special circumstances which protect serving and former ADF personnel identities and operational security, with all recordings made by the ADF of RTI training by 28 December 2016 to assist the committee with the inquiry.

Question agreed to.